Humanities

November 9, 2018

“Healing Our Democracy” the Theme of UMaine’s Annual Mitchell Lecture

Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell presented the annual Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability on Oct. 4 on campus. “Healing Our Democracy” addressed some of the economic, social, and political factors that contribute to the polarization in the U.S. today. Besides discussing the challenges that polarization presents, Senator Mitchell also addressed some of the ways that communities…

November 9, 2018

‘Framing Maine’ Series Features Authors Who Write About Maine

Paul Doiron and Kristen Lindquist were featured at the Nov. 8th Framing Maine series titled Framing Maine: Conversations with Storytellers and Imagemakers from the Pine Tree State. The event included readings from their works, discussions on writing as a craft, and how the state of Maine has influenced their writing. Doiron and Lindquist, husband and…

March 12, 2018

Professor Richard Brucher does not shy away from drama

Brucher, this month’s Faculty Excellence Award recipient, specializes in Shakespeare and other dramatic works of the English Renaissance as well as modern European and American drama. He is particularly interested in early modern revenge plays, but he also studies and teaches the forms that retribution takes in modern literature and drama. His comparisons span centuries…

Richard Judd
November 8, 2017

Judd Appreciates UMaine’s Natural and Academic Landscape

As a landscape historian, Dr. Richard Judd enjoys his daily walks across the UMaine campus, appreciating the integration of the buildings into the landscape. He can read the history of the natural and built environment, and on campus, the influence of legendary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s plans remain clearly visible. Judd first arrived at…

Caron
September 21, 2017

Uncomfortable Subjects Are This Professor’s Specialty

Sandy Caron doesn’t shy away from topics that many people are reluctant to discuss. In fact, she regularly tackles intimate matters in lecture halls with hundreds of students. She knows that discomfort with discussions about human sexuality, along with a lack of knowledge, can lead to a range of problems. As a professor of family…

June 10, 2016

Historical Atlas of Maine receives three new awards

The Historical Atlas of Maine has received three new awards, bringing to four the number of honors presented to the folio, its editors, cartographer and publisher this spring. The atlas won the best Book/Atlas category and was named Best of Show by the international Cartography and Geographical Information Society, and received the Excellence in Publishing…

March 1, 2016

University of Maine to host Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The University of Maine has been selected as one of 37 institutions nationwide as partners with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning in mid-June, UMaine will host 25 emerging public management leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa for a six-week academic and leadership institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The Mandela Washington…